pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmm. A mixed bag if I do say. Lovely pour of Brown cola and beige head. Aroma is wayyyy too light for this style. There seems to me there is a spice flavor lurking in this. I don’t like spice in any beer, see? You got that...? After taste is more bitter than most bocks. If any other brewer had put this out it would get a better grade from me. But seeing the high expectations i have of Anchor, and the mediocrity of this, it gets not higher than 2.8!
cagou007 (193) - FRANCE - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice deep brown color with a medium tan head. Nose is caramel, roasted malts and chocolate. Aromas are mainly coffee and roasted malts, with a hint of raisin and hops. Finish is bitter and rather... austere ! Not bad, but not that fun.
Melkart (156) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. It is balanced and light body. You can taste some biterness, but the fruit taste is predominant, specially the aftertaste.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a really sweet brew with great malt flavour. One of the best American made bocks around.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at tom’s place. Pours brown with a brown head, aroma of vanilla, chocolate, butter, some coffee, lots of malt, flavor is a bit acidic with malt, chocolate, cherry sourness, medium bodied
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at tom’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black, opaque, with a tan coloured head. Aromatic berries and hints of chocolate in the nose, a little sour but mainly sweet in the mouth. Full body, light carbonation, long, sweetish finish. Very nice.
ryecatcher (545) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, ’porter-ish’ brown-black, big espresso colored head with decent lacing. Nose is malt, raisins, toffee, cocoa. Mouth is kinda thin and watery up front, then some coffee, malty notes, and a lightly bitter fade-away. Just okay.
Deu (514) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Dark color. Giant brown head.medium to full body.Medium carbonation.aroma of caramel. Nice. Y
Erasmus_ro (1061) - Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is a lot of malt and malt bread. Raisin, caramel, prune. Reminds me of Christmas. Taste is very much raisin and a huge amount of malt bread. Some dark fruit, prunes mostly. Medium with decent carbonation. Alright, good even if you’re up for a malty smack. However, rather one-dimensional. The heavy maltiness gets in the way of drinkability.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Same licorice flavor as other beers from this brewery but chalky flavor makes an epic fail not enjoyable.
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Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark chocolate brown with a tan head the aroma of coffee and tastes of bitter coffee and lingers on the palate